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  • Summary: The Anarchist Collective and their crash pad known as SAM housed an idealistic assortment of unruly characters looking to make a difference and find a happier way of life. And then came Johnny Black... (Freedonia Productions)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    80
    Worthy of attention. Susman has put together a well-crafted, witty commentary on corporate culture and the deals all of us make with ourselves to come to terms with modern existence.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    It's a real shame that the first half hour is a disorganized ramble that risks driving away the film's audience; a little artful editing would have gone a long way to fixing the problem.
  3. An admirably ambitious political satire but is stronger on soundtrack narration than on-camera dramatization.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Eisner
    40
    An ill-conceived effort that starts OK but quickly goes off the rails.
  5. 40
    Strains for a jazzy, Oliver Stone-ish look, but at its heart it is a placid and conventional moral tale about the dangers of wandering too far off the pathway.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Miller
    20
    Cookbook banks on the humor of its caricatures and the heft of its moral dilemma, but because it never develops its characters beyond types, it comes off as flat and forced throughout.
  7. 0
    Under Jordan Susman's inept direction, these twentysomething airheads, angry about the proliferation of Starbucks outlets and other societal ills, all resemble nubile models.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 5 out of 22